I said to my friend the other day that I would bring some of my dairy free healthy homemade chocolate around to her house. And I started out with the best intentions. BUT, then the coconut oil and tahini failed me. Or I failed them, whatever. I ran out of my KEY INGREDIENTS!
But guess what, it was totally awesome. Because look what I made instead!
These raw chocolate berry bliss balls were an accident. A total non-intentional creation that started out as dairy free chocolate. And this is also where I should probably tell you something about me. I am terrible at following recipes. Which is why I stumble across these awesome healthified recipes that I share with you all on Pretty Wee Things.
I don’t go “today I’m going to create a master piece and it’s going to go exactly like this…”. I go “oh, that sounds yummy, but I don’t actually have any of the ingredients. Oh well, I’m sure it will work out”. Which is strange, considering I am a bit of a control freak.
It doesn’t always work out, FYI. There have been fails, lots and lots of fails. Like these cupcakes…I know…cover your eyes…how am I even a food blogger.
So, these raw chocolate berry bliss balls. They are good. My friend said, and I quote “OMG I’m addicted”. They are pretty good, and being dairy free, gluten free and refined sugar free they are totally healthy too 🙂
- 2 medjool dates, pitted
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp hulled tahini
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 4 + heaped tbsp coconut flakes (use more if they are too sticky)
- 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 4 freeze dried strawberries, chopped (or your favourite dried fruit, finely chopped) - cranberries would work well too
- Using a food processor or blender, add the dates, coconut oil, tahini, cacao powder and coconut flakes and process on high until well combined;
- If the mixture is looking a little sticky add another heaped tbsp coconut flakes and process until smooth;
- Once well combined, add the chopped strawberries and gently mix with a spoon;
- Roll into balls and dust with desiccated coconut;
- Set in the fridge.
- These can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge/freezer. They will keep in the freezer for about 4 weeks.
Do you throw your recipes together and hope for the best, or do you measure out everything and ensure success?